31 October 2019
From the end of October and throughout November Virgin TV customers can enjoy even more of the best entertainment with new shows being added in Ultra High Definition (UHD) on Virgin TV’s dedicated UHD channel – Virgin TV Ultra HD (999).
This autumn Virgin TV is giving customers more reasons than ever to stay wrapped up on the sofa with its launch of the hottest dramas in breath-taking UHD.
The action packed series Pure launches on Thursday 31 October, starring Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary) as Noah Funk, the newly-elected Mennonite pastor working undercover inside a menacing drugs ring to bring down the organised crime network plaguing his town. Against the backdrop of stunning wilderness of Canada, the series explores how the undercurrents of greed and power swirl beneath the strict moralism that defines the community of this small town. Virgin TV will have the UK’s exclusive UHD premiere of the exhilarating drama.
If viewers can’t get enough of alluringly dark dramas, then Virgin TV has more in store for them. On Monday 25 November Virgin TV will bring customers the exclusive UK premiere of Darklands, the small-town Dublin crime drama co-commissioned by Virgin Media Ireland. It depicts the stark reality of how a 16-year-old aspiring MMA fighter, Damien Dunne (Dane Whyte O’Hara), is dragged into a cacophony of violence, drugs and vengeance-driven family feuds after his eldest brother disappears.
Damien’s future rests on a knife edge, and Darklands deftly illustrates how a teenage boy has to grapple with the appeal of crime’s financial rewards that would bring his family stability and the dangerous consequences of his choices that threaten to tear down everything around him.
The disconcerting naturalism of Darklands derives in large part from co-writer Adam Coates’ very own family history. Coates’ brother was the late Shane Coates, a member of notorious west Dublin gang, The Westies, and the writing is strongly influenced by his experiences growing up and the effect his brother’s life had on their family. Creator Mark O’Connor’s also brings his years of research into gang violence and organised crime to the unflinching portrayal of what that life can do to individuals, families and communities.
Virgin TV will also be giving customers the chance to access content from the leading 4K UHD channel and content creator, Insights TV. The channel, which reaches 28 countries and 100 million homes worldwide, creates content which focuses on interesting characters, explores trending communities and works with global influences. Insights TV content will be available on Virgin TV UHD until end of January.
About Virgin Media
Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline.
Our dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely-available broadband speeds to homes and businesses and we’re expanding this through our Project Lightning programme, which could extend our network to up to 17 million premises.
Our interactive TV service brings live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games to customers through a set-top box, as well as on-the-go through tablets and smartphones.
Virgin Mobile launched the world’s first virtual mobile network and offers fantastic value and innovative services with 4G connectivity. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.
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Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies. Liberty Global connects 11 million customers through operations in six countries across Europe subscribing to 25 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. It also serves 6 million mobile subscribers.